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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Housekeeping Aid Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Summary The incumbent performs a wide variety of work that requires significant physical effort and knowledge of infection control and hazardous waste procedures to comply with both healthcare and housekeeping industry and safety requirements. The housekeeping aid leader will be expected to complete all duties of a housekeeper and will be a substitute for the San-i-Pak and/or Motor Vehicle Operator in the absence of that position. The position is located at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. Responsibilities Major duties include, but are not limited to: Provides back- up duties in the absence of the housekeeping supervisor. Monitors and assigns workload, sets priorities, and accesses emergency situations. Collects soiled/hazardous linen from various areas and delivers to designated locations. Washes and makes beds in according to established procedures to prevent infection and cross contamination. Observes proper sanitation methods to ensure the quality and quantity of work performed meets established standards. Observes proper use of equipment and supplies to ensure the quality and quantity of work performed meets established standards. Assists the supervisor with new-employee training and periodical reviews for compliance with cleaning standards. Cleans floors (rugs, mats, carpet, vinyl, tile, etc.) using heavy industrial type vacuum cleaners, automatic scrubbers, buffers, burnishers, sweepers, extractors and shampooers. Checks assigned areas for any building deficiencies, potential safety hazards, and submits works orders for corrective action. Leads the work on all non-routine assigned duties or projects to include floor care (VCT, Noraflor and Carpet Extraction) and deep cleans during hospital moves. Required to utilize a one-and-a half ton truck for the transportation of wastes from the VA hospital to the San-i-Pak area up to four times daily. Process, stores, and loads gay lords and bales of cardboard, mixed paper, newsprint, magazines, plastic, tin and aluminum for transport. Monitors all wastes for appropriate categorization, documentation and weights. Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the recycle center. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, (midnight to 8:30 am) Position Description Title/PD#: 80314A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/16/2021. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Dexterity and SafetyInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWork Practices Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Incumbent must be able to perform moderate to heavy physical effort over an eight-hour period including continuous standing, bending, lifting and climbing. Sustained physical activity involves turning, stooping, crouching, pushing, rubbing and reaching. Objects weighing as much as fifty (50) pounds must be lifted or moved. Incumbent is subjected to regular standing, walking, pulling, pushing, bending, shifting and lifting boxes in excess of seventy (70) pounds. Must be in good physical condition to be able to exert a steady force pushing and pulling when handling waste any recycle containers/bags. Incumbent uses a manual dolly lift to move, reposition gaylords and bales in excess of 1000 lbs. An electric forklift is utilized to load trucks with individual baled recyclable materials weighing in excess of 1000 lbs. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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